Norwich City vs Barnsley Betting Tip Draw & Under 2.5 Goals – 2 January 2021

In-form Tykes to hold leaders to a draw

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Norwich City vs Barnsley
2nd January 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Draw & Under 2.5 Goals
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 7/2 odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 31 December

EFL Championship leaders Norwich City welcome in-form Barnsley to Carrow Road this Saturday. Despite failing to win in their last two, the Canaries remain top of the table, while the Tykes are one of the form sides in the division at present. Will Norwich secure maximum points on home soil, or can Barnsley cause an upset at Carrow Road? We take a look at the latest and greatest betting odds.

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Norwich City Preview – Canaries to fly back to form with three points?

Norwich City have been the league’s consistent team so far, but Daniel Farke’s men will want to return to winning ways after a defeat and a draw from their last two. After a 1-0 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road, City were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday.

Prior to those recent results, Norwich had won five Championship games in a row, seeing off Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers, Reading and Cardiff City. Norwich are top of the table with 22 matches played, winning 13, drawing five and losing four.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 2010 GMT, Thursday 31 December)

After dropping points against QPR last time out, Farke’s troops will be hoping to get back to winning ways at Carrow Road on Saturday. The home team are the bookies’ favourites at 5/6.

Barnsley Preview – Can the Tykes cause an upset in Norfolk?

Barnsley made a poor start to their season, failing to win any of their opening seven in the Championship (three draws, four defeats). However, since Frenchman Valerien Ismael took over in late October, the Tykes have won a staggering ten of 15 matches.

Ismael hit the ground running at Oakwell, guiding Barnsley to four wins from his opening five. They had a little slump in form after that, but the Yorkshire side head to Carrow Road having won five of their last six. Last Tuesday, Barnsley beat Rotherham United 2-1 at the New York Stadium to fire themselves up to eighth in the table.

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Barnsley fancy their chances of winning anywhere in the Championship at the moment, but this weekend’s clash against the league leaders will no doubt be a tough task. The bookies have the away win priced at 3/1.


Norwich City vs Barnsley Betting Advice

In the 2017-18 Championship season, when these two sides last met, both games ended in 1-1 draws. Barnsley’s 2-1 win at Oakwell back in December 2016 remains their only victory over the Canaries since 2000.


Key Facts – Norwich City vs Barnsley Betting Tip

  • Norwich have lost just one of their last 15 against Barnsley
  • The Tykes have won ten of 15 since Ismael arrived at Oakwell in October
  • The Canaries have picked up just one point from the last six on offer


Having gone two games without a win, table-toppers Norwich will be desperate for all three points on Saturday. Ismael has yet to draw a game since taking over (ten wins, five defeats), but we fancy the Yorkshiremen to leave Carrow Road with a point. The draw and under 2.5 goals is nicely priced at 7/2.

After going three games without a goal, Cauley Woodrow was back on the scoresheet for Barnsley in their 2-1 win at Rotherham on Tuesday, netting the opening goal. Take a punt on the 26-year-old to score first in this one at 7/1.


The best betting odds for Norwich City vs Barnsley

Norwich City to win: 5/6 at Bet365
Draw: 11/4 at Bet365
Barnsley to win: 3/1 at Bet365